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Proposal Writer

Experienced

CentralSquare Technologies | Sales & Marketing | Sioux Falls, SD

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Proposal Writer creates content for proposals and other writing projects for. Gathers material from a wide variety of sources and interprets it without changing meaning. Deciphers technical descriptions and translates them into clear language for a general audience. Writes compelling transmittal letters that effectively highlight the differentiators of the proposed solution and any unique details; uses appropriate tone and terminology.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate the scheduling and production of proposals by working with sales and sales support staff, including gathering sufficient details to create compelling transmittal letters.
  • Request and gather information from groups such as product management, interface analysts, system operations, and data conversion.
  • Ensure that proposals are delivered on time based on agency needs or schedule.
  • Assist with maintaining the proposal template to keep it current with advances/changes in CentralSquare products and services. Maintain and update a library of boilerplate content that can be reused and easily modified for unique proposals.
  • Ensure that all materials are well-written, grammatically correct, consistent in voice and terminology, and accurate.
  • Maintain sufficient familiarity with the price sheet in order to ensure the accuracy of pricing included in proposals.
  • Use Salesforce to track all documents associated with each opportunity, including proposals, pricing, addenda to proposals, and any unique documentation provided to the agency.
  • Manage requests from sales team to other departments such as data reviews, product descriptions, and interface information for inclusion in proposal and other documents.
  • Assist with RFPs, RFIs, contracts, and other technical writing as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as required.
Skills & Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Technical Writing or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Specialized knowledge: Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce helpful.
  • Computer skills: Advanced experience with Microsoft Office tools and proficiency working with Word templates and document styles.
  • Experience:  Prior writing experience from a sales or technical background preferred. Must be highly organized and possess excellent task management, writing, and editing skills; strong analytical skills and ability to think independently; presentation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; and establish a solid working relationship with supported staff, managers, and peers.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills are essential.  This position must be able to interact with all levels of personnel and proposal team members.